Thrift + Style: the Grandpa Sweater | Thriftanista in the City


Thrift + Style: the Grandpa Sweater

I feel hardcore out here without a coat but I'm pretty comfy and cozy in my grandpa sweater and long scarf. It's the perfect attire for a leisurely brunch on a sunny (but cold) day with the family. As usual, I like to add my own little touches of flare. I wore the Jill Stuart clogs that I'm learning to love; a promotional tee found in my car yesterday; and a futuristic looking faux leather silver skirt.

thrift and style a grandpa sweater

I happen to love this cardigan. I love it like I went to looking for more but abandoned mission when I saw the price. I wear it with everything. It's the winter version of my denim shirt.

black grey silver and yellow outfit ideas

Thrift a Grandpa Sweater

Cozy sweaters are low hanging fruit at the thrift store. Very easy to find!

Of course, there are a lot of pilling, scuzzy sweaters too. Watch out for missing buttons or holes if you're not the crafty type.

Wool and cashmere sweaters have the additional cost of dry cleaning but it's worth it. 

True story: I saw a little flying thing on a sweater at a thrift store once. Since that vision, I take wool and cashmere from thrift store bag to dry cleaners or very hot dryer. It's not always a glamorous thrift store life.

Visit the mens' section for double the selection!

what to wear with a silver skirt

Style a Grandpa Sweater

The grandpa sweater is just a big ol' ball of coziness. If it's oversized, try wrapping and belting instead of using the buttons.

Eliminate the frump with pretty, girly things like a chiffon skirt or sequins!

Go casual with a graphic tee and leggings or those trendy printed pajama pants.

Don't completely dress down unless you're going for a total grandpa look.

Visit my Grandpa Sweater Pinterest board for more style and inspiration.

vintage furla pony hair leopard print bag
THRIFT Talbots cardigan - vintage yellow scarf - Gap faux leather silver skirt - Furla pony hair purse - Jill Stuart clogs - Foster Grant sunglasses RETAIL tights FREE promotional tee

yellow scarf worn with grey cardigan

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Unknown said...

The scarf is def Me, the color looks great on you!

Ashleigh said...

YES to the clogs! The Grandpa sweater is great, and the bright scarf is perfect! I like that you match the wall. Just proof you're in the fall colors.

Madam Too Much said...

Great look on you and the color in the scarf is chic.

IAmToniLakeysha said...

I actually went to like 5 thrift stores last week to find a few great sweaters. Its the best place for them!

Katy Rose said...

LOL I'm totally with you on feeling hardcore outside without your coat on. I'm just waiting for my neighbors to start giving me the crazy look now that there is snow on the ground and I'm still taking pictures without a coat in sight. - Katy

Daenel T. said...

The flying thing. -_-

I do love myself a big old cozy sweater though. I have never shopped the men's section before but I saw a Target spread and the ladies had on men's sweaters - LOVED!

List Addict said...

Nothing, no-th-ing, as good as a good cardigan!! Great blog. And I am loving that metallic skirt no end!! Gorgeous.

Thriftanista in the City said...

Thanks Cessily!

Thriftanista in the City said...

LOL! Thanks Ashleigh!

Thriftanista in the City said...

I'm sure you saw quite the assortment! Wow 5 in a day!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Whew! I'm going indoors. I'm weak!

Thriftanista in the City said...

Yeah I left after that and stayed out of the sweater section for awhile. The good news is that store has been totally renovated. Hopefully that cleared up the situation.

Unknown said...

You look amazing. I really love that skirt!!

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